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Trey Clegg

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In 2016, Mr. Clegg followed his dream to begin an auditioned multicultural chorus open to all gifted and versatile choral musicians who share the desire to learn and perform a wide array of musical genres. Thus, the first Multicultural Chorus in the Southeast was born!  The Trey Clegg Singers and The Trey Clegg Chamber Singers have already appeared in prestigious Performing Arts Festivals such as the Spoleto Festival and the Highlands Chamber Music Festival. In January of 2022, The Trey Clegg Singers performed for the Interfaith Service in the Inaugural Festivities for Atlanta Mayor, The Honorable Andre Dickens; and again, performed in March of 2022 for Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens' first State of the City Breakfast at the Georgia World Congress Center.  In March of 2022, The Trey Clegg Singers performed for the 90th Birthday Celebration for Ambassador Andrew Young; and in June of 2022, The Trey Clegg Singers made their Carnegie Hall Debut, alongside the Morehouse College Glee Club, the Wendell P. Whalum Community Chorus, and the Uzee Brown Society of Choraliers, all collaboratively under the baton of Maestro Dr. David Morrow.  

 

As an acclaimed Solo Concert Organist, Mr. Clegg made his European debut in 2003 in a series of recitals throughout Germany, the culmination of which included a featured recital at the world-famous Schlosskirche in Wittenberg, where Martin Luther began the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century.  Trey has extensively performed Solo Organ Concerts over the last two decades across Germany, Austria, France, Russia, the Netherlands, the Caribbean Islands, and some 62 American cities.  During that span of time, he has performed a total of 8 different solo tours as a Concert Organist on three continents and has toured extensively as a Collaborative Pianist for professional opera singers.  Mr. Clegg's solo organ performances have been heard on National Public Radio, and his four organ solo recordings are in international circulation and are also sold at the Atlanta Symphony Store.  In January of 2022, Mr. Clegg gave a landmark solo performance on the "Mighty Mo" Organ at the Fox Theatre for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Legislature.  About one of Trey's local solo recitals, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote, "He pulls out the stops, and the righteous sound born in a box of wood fills every dark corner of the elegantly gloomy sanctuary.  It was like the soundtrack for the first dawn."   

For 15 years, Mr. Clegg taught in the Music Department Faculty of Spelman College in Atlanta, ranked in U.S. News and World Report as the highest academic Historically Black College in the United States.  Currently, he is on staff at The Historic First Congregational Church (UCC) of Atlanta as Organist and Director of Choirs. Additionally, he is in his 22nd consecutive season in the bass/baritone section of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Chorus. In March of 2012, he made his vocal solo debut with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, singing the role of the High Priest in Johann Sebastian Bach's epic work, "The St. Matthew Passion."  

 

In 2018, Mr. Clegg was named choral director of The Colour of Music Festival Chorale, which made its debut in Houston, Texas, at the Colour of Music Festival under Trey's choral preparation and under the baton of Dr. David Morrow. Since their triumphant debut at the Festival, the Chorale decided to stay together to form The Atlanta Afri-Classical Chorale--Atlanta's first Professional African American Vocal Ensemble. 

 

Trey graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance (Cum Laude) from Southwest Baptist University in Missouri; the Master of Sacred Music degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas; and the Master of Music degree in Organ Performance from the Emory University School of Music in Atlanta, Georgia.  His organ teachers have included Susan Baker, Dr. Albert Travis, and Dr. Timothy Albrecht.  In addition, he taught and performed as the sabbatical replacement for the University Organist at Emory University during the 2000-2001 academic year.  

 

As a Composer, Trey's organ music is published by Morningstar Music in St. Louis and Fred Bock Music in Los Angeles.  Trey has released three organ solo compact discs and one compact disc of organ and trumpet music in collaboration with retired Atlanta Symphony Orchestra trumpet player Larry Black.  Trey's organ performances have been heard on Caribbean National Radio, American National Public Radio, and Atlanta FM 90.1.